The CPD has seen success with the Lock it or Lose it Campaign encouraging people to lock their vehicles, but we are also working to address burglaries occurring at storage units. While many families use these storage facilities to tuck away their old furniture, holiday decorations or picture albums; the storage units can be a target for burglars hoping to find something of value.
An assessment of storage unit burglary data over the last 5 years shows that when these facilities are made more secure, they’re less likely to be targeted by criminals. Some of the measures taken by these property owners includes fencing off access to the facility, providing users with unique identification numbers or keys to access the facility. Additional things a customer can ask about are the amount and position of security cameras, the presence of on-site security and lighting over the units.